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Registration for the special interest groups start at $5 per session. Each group sets its own fees for supplies.

Registration for Meetups is free.

Registration is necessary in order for you to receive the door code or Zoom link 24 hours before the group meeting time, and also to provide your contact information to the organizer so that supply lists and any other instructions can be sent to you.

Interest Groups

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 13 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Join us for the First Blue Ridge Mountain Fibershed Invasive Fiber Study Group. From kudzu to knotweed we will reimagine over-abundant plants in our region as collaborators in the creating cloth, natural dyes, and paper. Our first meeting will focus on retting and bast fiber processing. 


    Materials supplied by participants: Buckets, kudzu vines (pencil width) 

    Materials supplied by organizer: invasive plants, buckets

    Hosted by Nica Rabinowitz


    • 03 Jan 2022
    • 26 Dec 2022
    • 40 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
    Register

    Knitters! Crocheters! Let's get together with your needles or hooks and make stuff. This is not a class- you should know something about your chosen craft but my suspicion is that you will learn something along the way. Knitters and crocheters are just like that. We do have some experienced folks in our group so you can count on getting some advice too.

     Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, any FO's for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library for perusal, lots of yarn for sale in the shop and we have tea and coffee available. 

    Skill level: all levels

    This is a free event for members but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Hosted by Peggy Newell


    • 04 May 2022
    • 28 Dec 2022
    • 35 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC
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    Knitters arise! After a long day at work, how about a little creative time with friends mid-week? This is not a class - you should know how to knit, but we suspect you will learn something along the way. We have experienced knitters in our group, so you can count on getting and giving some advice.

    Materials supplied by students: Please bring whatever project/s you are working on, items for show and tell as well as yarn acquisitions and new project ideas. 

    Materials supplied by organizer: We have a good selection of knitting magazines in our library, local yarn for sale in the shop and tea and coffee are available. Bring your own supper.

    Skill level: all levels

    This is a free event for members, but please sign up so we know how many to expect.

    Cohosts: Judi Jetson & Mary Euler


    • 17 Dec 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC 28801
    • 9
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. Monthly meetings cover a range of topics, including different techniques of hand spinning and fiber processing, how to use handspinning tools, and other topics as determined by the group. We will conduct a breed study, spinning and plying samples of various types of wool, mohair, alpaca, llama and rabbit raised in our Blue Ridge Mountains region. Sample donations are encouraged.

    Whenever possible, our members volunteer to demonstrate spinning at local events and educational outreach programs. 

    This is not a learn-to-spin group, but we welcome those new to spinning to come a half-hour early to get acquainted and request some help. 



    • 26 Jan 2023
    • 16 Nov 2023
    • 11 sessions
    • 408 Depot Street, Asheville NC




    • 19 Feb 2023
    • 19 Dec 2023
    • 11 sessions
    • 408 Depot St, Ashveille, NC
    • 9
    Register

    The Spinning Study Group's purpose is to share the joy of handspinning. We welcome anyone from the professional spinner to those who are just beginning - all share a love of learning. 



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